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Applications for TAC Artist in Residence Cycle 13 are Open!

We are seeking applicants for the 13th Cycle of TAC'S Artists in Residence (TAC AIR). The 8 artists will be selected by a jury of TAC staff and professionals working in different fields of textile arts.

TAC AIR combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship, providing residents an opportunity to learn and explore the textile medium, and an alternative to traditional higher education programs. The residency culminates in a group exhibition produced and hosted by TAC (you can see Subtle Speaks, TAC AIR 12 Final Exhibition here).

Since 2010, TAC AIR has graduated over eighty artists and designers whose work continues to further textile art within the fashion, fine arts, design and art education fields. You can learn more about the program and our alumni here.

TAC AIR Program Provides:

  • Individual studio space
  • 24-hour access to Textile Arts Center studio and equipment
  • Hands-on technical classes (i.e. weaving, spinning, machine knitting, natural dyeing and surface design)
  • Lectures in textile history and professional development (grant writing, branding, art law, material sourcing, photography)
  • Critiques and Mentorship with designers, artists and curators
  • Culminating group exhibition

Program details:

  • TAC AIR 13 Dates: October 2021-June 2022. 
  • Application Deadline: March 22, 2021
  • Application Fee: $25 through March 1 / $35 March March 22
  • Tuition: $10,000 /cycle

The TAC Artist In Residence Scholarship will support one artist or designer who demonstrates commitment to their art practice, identifies with a historically underrepresented community in the arts and states the need for financial assistance to participate in the program and advance their artistic practice. Applications for the scholarship are submitted along with the program application.

For questions see FAQ or email isa@textileartscenter.com. Last day for clarification is March 17.

*Studio and artwork featured by Junyu Li

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